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NewsCutter®
Release 2.x Upgrade Instructions
for the Windows NT® Operating System
Important Information
Avid recommends that you read all the information in these upgrade
instructions thoroughly before installing any new hardware and
software.
This document describes hardware and software requirements, slot
assignments, driver installation instructions, and summary
information on system and memory differences.
Contents
Symbols and Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Upgrade Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Service Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Avid System Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Avid Meridien I/O Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Avid Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Networking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Checking the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
IBM IntelliStation Z Pro 6866 Specific Information . . . . . . . . . . 9
Microprocessor Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
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BIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Internal SCSI Controller and Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
AGP Board. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Slot Configuration for the IBM IntelliStation Z Pro
6866 System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Compaq Professional Workstation AP500 Specific
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Microprocessor Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
BIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Internal SCSI Controller and Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
AGP Board. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Slot Configuration for the Compaq Professional
Workstation AP500 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Installing Avid Boards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Installing the Edit Display Controller Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Installing the Meridien Digital Media Board Set. . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Installing Optional Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Installing the Fan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Two-Channel Audio I/O Boards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Compaq Professional Workstation AP500 Errors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Software Files and Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Installing Drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Returning Boards to Avid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Technical Support Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
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Symbols and Conventions
These upgrade instructions use the following special symbols and
conventions:
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A note provides important related information, reminders, recommendations,
and strong suggestions.
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A caution means that a specific action you take could cause harm to
your computer or cause you to lose data.
Upgrade Summary
This section lists the major steps required to upgrade earlier Avid®
NewsCutter and NewsCutter XP releases to NewsCutter Release 2.x.
Detailed information about each step is referenced in this summary.
See the manufacturer’s documentation for the following procedures:
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Removing the cover
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Installing memory
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Installing PCI slot expansion boards
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Identifying external connectors, controls, and indicators
This document includes upgrade procedures for all the upgrades that
are offered. Your upgrade path might not require you to perform all
the procedures in this document. Table 1 identifies upgrade paths
available for specific releases.
The upgrade is summarized as follows:
1. Read these upgrade instructions completely.
2. Make sure your system meets the hardware and software
requirements (see “System Requirements” on page 6). Install
additional memory required for NewsCutter Release 2.x and
verify that the system recognizes the new memory.
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3. Remove the old version of the NewsCutter and TARGA® 2000
software. See the Avid NewsCutter Release Notes.
4. Remove the hardware used in the earlier releases. Replacing the
hardware is described in this upgrade document.
5. Install the NewsCutter upgrade and optional hardware in the
Avid system.
6. If you are using the Meridien™ I/O box from a release prior to
NewsCutter Release 2.x, you will need to replace your existing
–14-dB two-channel audio I/O board with two –20-dB
two-channel audio I/O boards in the Meridien I/O box.
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Changing your audio calibration to –20 dB will have an effect on the
audio that was recorded using –14 dB. You must evaluate the
ramifications of this change before doing it.
7. After installing the new release of the NewsCutter application,
you must update your application key (dongle). See the Avid
NewsCutter Release Notes.
8. Run the Video I/O utility to update the firmware in the video I/O
board and the optional SDI board in the Meridien I/O box. This
procedure is accomplished after the NewsCutter Release 2.x
software is installed on your system. See the Avid NewsCutter
Release Notes. If you have the optional SDI board installed, the
update could take as long as 20 minutes.
9. Reinstall your Windows NT service pack.
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Microsoft® recommends that you install or reinstall service packs after you
install new hardware and software.
10. After the upgrade is complete, use the Avid NewsCutter Setup
Guide to connect the Avid system and Meridien I/O box.
11. Return the NewsCutter Release 1.x hardware to Avid. See
“Returning Boards to Avid” on page 32.
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Table 1
Upgrade Paths
Release
Platform
NewsCutter DV Release 1.0
Texas Micro Instruments (TMI) Replace platform with new fully
updated IBM® IntelliStation® Z Pro 6866
system.
NewsCutter DV Release 1.1
Upgrade Path
NewsCutter DV Release 1.2
Includes 2 two-channel audio I/O
boards. See “Two-Channel Audio I/O
Boards” on page 26.
NewsCutter Release 1.5
NewsCutter Release 1.5.1
NewsCutter DV Release 1.2
(cuts only)
IBM IntelliStation M Pro
Replace platform with new fully
updated IBM IntelliStation Z Pro 6866
system.
Includes 2 two-channel audio I/O
boards. See “Two-Channel Audio I/O
Boards” on page 26.
NewsCutter DV Release 1.2
NewsCutter Release 1.5
Compaq® Professional
Workstation AP500
NewsCutter Release 1.5.1
NewsCutter Release 1.5
Replace Avid board set. See “Compaq
Professional Workstation AP500
Specific Information” on page 14.
Includes 2 two-channel audio I/O
boards. See “Two-Channel Audio I/O
Boards” on page 26.
IBM IntelliStation Z Pro
NewsCutter Release 1.5.1
Replace Avid board set. See “IBM
IntelliStation Z Pro 6866 Specific
Information” on page 9.
Includes a fan assembly (IBM
IntelliStation Z Pro 6866 system only).
See “Installing the Fan” on page 23.
Includes 2 two-channel audio I/O
boards. See “Two-Channel Audio I/O
Boards” on page 26.
NewsCutter XP Release 1.5
IBM IntelliStation Z Pro
Replace Avid board set.
Includes new fully updated Avid
Meridien I/O box. See the Avid
NewsCutter Setup Guide for connections.
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System Requirements
This section provides a brief description about the hardware included
in your upgrade kit. Two systems are qualified for upgrades to
NewsCutter Release 2.x: the IBM IntelliStation Z Pro 6866 and the
Compaq Professional Workstation AP500.
Media drives on the Compaq Professional Workstation AP500 use the
onboard SCSI controller. Media drives on the IBM IntelliStation Z Pro
6866 system connect to the Ultra 160 LVD SCSI controller.
Adhere to the NewsCutter Release 2.x system requirements as follows:
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Before upgrading to NewsCutter Release 2.x, make sure your
system has a minimum 256 MB of RAM.
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After installing the upgrade and optional hardware, reinstall
Windows NT Workstation Version 4.0 Service Pack 5 or 6A.
Memory
Avid recommends that you have 256 MB of memory in the system. If
your system requires additional memory, install the memory before
installing the Avid boards included in your kit. Purchase additional
memory through a local source based on the manufacturer’s
documentation.
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Install memory according to the manufacturer’s documentation.
Service Pack
Reinstall your Windows NT service pack to complete the upgrade.
Service Pack 6A is the recommended Windows NT service pack. Do
not use Service Pack 6. Service Pack 5 is the minimum qualified
Windows NT service pack. Avid does not provide service packs.
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Microsoft recommends that you install or reinstall service packs after you
install new hardware and software.
Avid System Boards
When you are installing the Avid board set, remove the expansion
boards not used in NewsCutter Release 2.x. The new Avid board set
for the system consists of:
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Digital media board set
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Edit display controller
Some upgrade kits include a new computer system. If your upgrade includes a
new computer system, the digital media board set and edit display controller
board are already installed. You will need to install any optional boards
according to the slot configuration tables presented later in this document.
Avid Meridien I/O Boards
The upgrade includes two updated two-channel audio I/O boards
that you install in the Meridien I/O box. After installing the two
updated two-channel audio I/O boards, run the Video I/O utility to
update the video I/O board already in the Meridien I/O box.
Instructions on running the Video I/O utility are included in the Avid
NewsCutter Release Notes. See the Avid NewsCutter Setup Guide for
instructions on connecting Meridien I/O box boards.
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If you are upgrading from a NewsCutter XP, your upgrade kit includes a new
Meridien I/O box. The Meridien I/O box includes 2 two-channel audio I/O
boards already updated to –20 dB.
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Avid Software
To install NewsCutter Release 2.x software, see the Avid NewsCutter
Release Notes. Utilities to complete the upgrade are included in the
NewsCutter Release 2.x software. See “Returning Boards to Avid” on
page 32.
Networking
Avid does not ship the system with networking pre-enabled. You must
determine the type of network used and set the system up accordingly.
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Before you set up your network on the IBM IntelliStation Z Pro 6866
system, install any boards that need to go in a 64-bit PCI slot first. If
you install a board in a 64-bit PCI slot after you set up your network,
you will need to reinstall the network driver. See “Reinstalling the
Network Driver” in the Avid NewsCutter Release Notes.
Checking the System
Before you add memory or Avid boards, or make any BIOS or
configuration changes to the system, you should turn on the system
and make sure there are no problems.
To make sure the system is functioning and to verify the operating
system and memory requirements:
1. Turn on the monitor and then the system.
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If this is a new system, log in to the system using the Administrator account
with no password.
2. Double-click the My Computer icon.
The My Computer window opens.
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3. Choose About Windows NT from the Help menu.
The About Windows NT dialog box appears and displays the
version of Windows NT, the service pack number, and the
available memory.
4. Click OK to close the dialog box.
5. Close the My Computer window by clicking the Close button.
6. Click the Start button and select Shut Down.
The Shut Down Windows dialog box appears.
7. Select the “Shut down the computer?” option.
8. Click Yes.
9. Turn off the system when it is safe to do so.
You now know that your system works before you start to add boards
and make system changes.
IBM IntelliStation Z Pro 6866 Specific Information
NewsCutter Release 2.x ships on the IBM IntelliStation Z Pro 6866-40U
(USA) and the Z Pro 6866-40G (Europe) professional workstation. The
IBM IntelliStation Z Pro 6866 system has seven expansion slots
consisting of one dedicated accelerated graphics port (AGP) slot and
six PCI slots. The slots on the system board are configured as follows:
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AGP slot (only used by NewsCutter XP Release 1.5).
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Slots 2 to 5 are 32-bit PCI slots.
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Slots 6 and 7 are 64-bit PCI slots.
The following are the minimum driver versions qualified for
NewsCutter Release 2.x on the IBM IntelliStation Z Pro 6866 system:
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6866 System BIOS – Version 40a
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Adaptec™ onboard 7899 SCSI BIOS
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Adaptec 7899 driver – Version 1.10
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ADI SoundMax™ Audio – Version 4.02.0021
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ADI MIDI Wavetable – Version 4.02.0021
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IDE BusMaster driver – Version 5.00.013
Microprocessor Support
Although Avid ships systems with one microprocessor, IBM supports
up to two Intel® Pentium® III Xeon™ microprocessors with up to 512K
of full-speed L2 cache memory and 256 KB of advanced transfer cache
memory integrated into the microprocessor.
If you install dual microprocessors, NewsCutter Release 2.x will not
realize any performance gains from a second microprocessor; it is a
single-threaded application. However, NewsCutter is a
multiprocessor-safe application.
Memory
The IBM IntelliStation Z Pro 6866 system uses a new memory
technology called Rambus®. The current memory requirement for
NewsCutter systems is 256 MB (2 x 128 MB). Memory must be added
in pairs. Every memory slot must have either an RDIMM or a memory
terminator (CRIMM) installed. For more information regarding
Rambus memory configurations, see the manufacturer’s
documentation.
BIOS
The minimum version of the BIOS is 40a. The factory default BIOS
settings are the standard configuration for NewsCutter Release 2.x. No
BIOS modifications are required with the exception of enabling MIDI
should it be needed. If you are using the MIDI connector, see the Avid
NewsCutter Release Notes.
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Internal SCSI Controller and Drive
The IBM IntelliStation Z Pro 6866 system has an onboard Adaptec 7899
Ultra3 SCSI controller. The onboard controller cannot be used to
support media drives. The A channel controls one internal SCSI drive
(boot drive).
The boot drive runs off the onboard SCSI controller and is assigned as
SCSI ID 0. Initially, this internal drive is a 9.1-GB 10K RPM Ultra3 SCSI
drive. Future systems might use larger and higher performing drives
as they become available.
The onboard Adaptec 7899 Ultra3 SCSI controller’s B channel has a
connector at the rear of the system. However, Avid does not support
external media drives connected to this port.
NewsCutter uses the IBM default Adaptec 7899 SCSI BIOS settings.
No SCSI BIOS modifications are required.
AGP Board
When you install the edit display controller board provided by Avid,
you must remove the AGP board supplied with the IBM IntelliStation
Z Pro 6866 system. The edit display controller board replaces the AGP
board. When you are upgrading NewsCutter Release 1.5, the AGP
board should already be removed.
Slot Configuration for the IBM IntelliStation Z Pro 6866 System
The IBM IntelliStation Z Pro 6866 system provides seven expansion
slots (including the AGP slot). The installed AGP, Ultra 160 LVD SCSI
controller, and TARGA 2000 video board are standard boards used in
NewsCutter Release 1.5. The AGP board must be removed for
NewsCutter Release 2.x. Slots 2 to 5 represent the 32-bit bus segment
and slots 6 and 7 represent the 64-bit bus segment.
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If you reconfigure the system to its original configuration, you can use the
AGP board for troubleshooting purposes.
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Table 2 lists the supported slot configurations for NewsCutter
Release 1.5 and Release 2.x on the IBM IntelliStation Z Pro 6866
system. Use this information for removing and installing the new
boards.
Table 2
IBM IntelliStation Z Pro 6866 System Slot
Assignments
Slot
NewsCutter Release 1.5
NewsCutter Release 2.x
1 AGP slot
Accelerated graphics port (AGP)
(Removed) Accelerated graphics port
(AGP)
2 PCI slot
(32-bit bus)
Dual-channel SCSI controller
(Optional) SDTI or MPEG
3 PCI slot
(32-bit bus)
TARGA 2000 video board set
(Optional) Fibre Channel or gigabit
Ethernet to playback device, or Fibre
Channel to Avid Unity™, or second
SCSI controller
4 PCI slot
(32-bit bus)
Available slot
Dual-channel SCSI controller
5 PCI slot
(32-bit bus)
(Optional) Fibre Channel to playback
device
Meridien digital media board set
6 PCI slot
(64-bit bus)
Available slot
(media controller cannot be used)
Edit display controller board
7 PCI slot
(64-bit bus)
Available slot
(media controller cannot be used)
Available slot
(media controller cannot be used)
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When upgrading to NewsCutter Release 2.x, the AGP and
TARGA 2000 video board set need to be removed. The digital media
board set must be located on the same PCI bus as the Ultra 160 LVD
SCSI controller board. Figure 1 identifies the slots for both releases.
Onboard SCSI connector
AGP slot
Slot 1
Ultra 160 LVD SCSI
controller board
Ultra 160 LVD SCSI
controller board
Digital media
board set
TARGA 2000
video board
Edit display
controller board
Slot 7
NewsCutter Release 2.x
NewsCutter Release 1.5
Figure 1
IBM IntelliStation Z Pro 6866 System — Rear View
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Compaq Professional Workstation AP500 Specific Information
The Compaq Professional Workstation AP500 has five expansion slots
consisting of one dedicated AGP slot and four PCI slots. The AGP slot
is not used in NewsCutter Release 2.x.
The following driver versions are qualified for NewsCutter Release 2.x
shipping on the Compaq Professional Workstation AP500:
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Diamond multimedia Sonic Impact S70/S90 – AU8820.SYS
(contact manufacturer for version)
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Turtle Beach™ Montego II (MIDI board) – AU8820.SYS (contact
manufacturer for version)
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Compaq 32-bit Ultra-Wide SCSI-2 – CPQ32FS2.SYS Version 3.19
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Compaq Ethernet or Fast Ethernet – N100NT.SYS
Version 3.08.00.0004
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Sentinel® driver (dongle) – SENTINEL.SYS Version PD5.30
Microprocessor Support
Although Avid ships systems with one microprocessor, Compaq
Professional Workstation AP500 supports up to two Intel Pentium III
microprocessors with up to 512K of full-speed L2 cache memory and
256 KB of advanced transfer cache memory integrated into the
microprocessor.
If you install dual microprocessors, NewsCutter Release 2.x will not
realize any performance gains from a second microprocessor; it is a
single-threaded application. However, NewsCutter is a
multiprocessor-safe application.
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Memory
The Compaq Professional Workstation AP500 uses DIMM memory.
The current memory requirement for NewsCutter systems is 256 MB.
DIMMs can be mixed in the four memory slots. For more information
on memory configurations, see the manufacturer’s documentation.
BIOS
The factory default BIOS settings are the standard configuration for
NewsCutter Release 2.x with one exception — the Energy Saver is
disabled.
Internal SCSI Controller and Drive
The Compaq Professional Workstation AP500 has an onboard
Ultra-Wide SCSI controller. In the basic configuration the onboard
controller is used as the media drive controller. If an optional SDTI
board is installed, the onboard controller is replaced with an Ultra 160
LVD SCSI controller.
The boot drive runs off the onboard SCSI controller and is assigned as
SCSI ID 0. Initially this internal drive is a 9.1-GB 10K RPM Ultra2 SCSI
drive. Future systems might use larger and higher performing drives
as they become available. No SCSI BIOS modifications are required.
AGP Board
When you install the edit display controller board provided by Avid,
you must remove the AGP board supplied with the Compaq
Professional Workstation AP500. The edit display controller board
replaces the AGP board. When you are upgrading NewsCutter
Release 1.x, the AGP board should already be removed.
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Slot Configuration for the Compaq Professional Workstation AP500
NewsCutter releases on the Compaq Professional Workstation AP500
can be upgraded to NewsCutter Release 2.x, although, not all options
in NewsCutter Release 2.x are available when using the Compaq
Professional Workstation AP500. The Compaq Professional
Workstation AP500 provides five expansion slots (including the AGP
slot). The installed AGP and TARGA 2000 video board are standard
boards used in NewsCutter Release 1.x.
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If you reconfigure the system to its original configuration, you can use the
AGP board for troubleshooting purposes.
Table 3 lists the supported slot configurations for NewsCutter
Release 1.x and Release 2.x on the Compaq Professional Workstation
AP500. Use this information for removing and installing the new
boards.
Table 3
Compaq Professional Workstation AP500
Slot Assignments
Slot
NewsCutter Release 1. x
NewsCutter Release 2.x
AGP slot
Accelerated graphics port (AGP)
(Removed) Accelerated graphics port
(AGP)
1 PCI slot
(32-bit bus)
Available slot
(Optional) SDTI – requires the
dual-channel SCSI controller in slot 4
2 PCI slot
(32-bit bus)
(Optional) Fibre Channel to playback
device
Edit display controller board
3 PCI slot
(32-bit bus)
Available slot
Meridien digital media board set
4 PCI slot
(32-bit bus)
TARGA 2000 video board set
(Optional) Dual-channel SCSI
controller/Fibre Channel or gigabit
Ethernet to playback device/MIDI
board
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Compaq ships an AGP board in their standard configuration. The
AGP and TARGA 2000 video board set need to be removed when
upgrading to NewsCutter Release 2.x. Avid does not use the AGP slot.
Slots 1 to 4 are 32-bit PCI slots. Figure 2 identifies the slots for both
releases.
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If you are using an optional SDTI board, you need to install an
Ultra 160 LVD SCSI controller.
Digital media
board set
TARGA 2000
video board
Edit display
controller board
Onboard SCSI
connector
Slot 1
Slot 1
Slot 4
Slot 4
Onboard SCSI
connector
AGP slot
NewsCutter Release 1.x
Figure 2
NewsCutter Release 2.x
Compaq Professional Workstation AP500 —
Rear View
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Installing Avid Boards
Instructions on removing the cover and installing expansion boards
are given in the manufacturer’s documentation.
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To avoid static damage to your circuit board, take the proper
antistatic precautions before handling the board. Often a wrist strap
is provided with upgrade kits.
Be aware of the following before you start:
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Before removing the cover and installing any boards, make sure
the system is working.
If you don’t verify that the system is working before you start, and if
a problem occurs after the installation, you won’t know if your
installation caused the problem.
•
If you installed additional memory, start the system and check that
the system recognizes the additional memory.
•
Install the boards in the lower/inside slots first, and work your
way to the upper/outside slots.
•
Install any optional boards you might have purchased at the same
time as this upgrade.
•
Ensure each board is seated properly in the PCI slot; never force
the board into a slot.
•
Secure each board to the expansion bulkhead after installation.
•
(IBM only) If you install the network software and then place a
board in a 64-bit slot, the network driver might fail. If this occurs,
you must reinstall the network driver.
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Return the TARGA 2000 board and the original two-channel audio
I/O board to Avid if your kit requires you to remove them.
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Installing the Edit Display Controller Board
IBM ships the IntelliStation Z Pro 6866 system with the AGP board
installed in a dedicated slot on the system board as the video board in
your system. NewsCutter is designed to work with the edit display
controller board included in your kit. The edit display controller board
and the AGP board cannot be installed in the system at the same time.
NewsCutter Release 2.x uses the edit display controller board installed
in a PCI slot to connect the monitor. Use Table 2 or Table 3 to identify
the PCI slot where the edit display controller board needs to be
installed. Figure 3 shows the edit display controller board.
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The edit display controller board that is included in the kit for the Compaq
Professional Workstation AP500 system will have heat sinks attached to two
components on the board.
Cable to digital media board set
Figure 3
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Edit Display Controller Board Connection
Before installing the edit display controller board, remove the AGP
board from the system.
To install the edit display controller board:
1. Turn off the Avid system and remove the power cord.
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2. Put on an antistatic wrist strap and connect it to a metal ground
point on your system.
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To avoid static damage to your circuit board, take the proper
antistatic precautions before handling the board. Often a wrist strap
is provided with upgrade kits.
3. Remove the cover, TARGA 2000 board set, and AGP board
according to the manufacturer’s documentation, if not already
done.
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Save the AGP board for troubleshooting purposes. You can reconfigure the
system to its original configuration.
4. Install the edit display controller board included in your kit (see
Table 2 or Table 3).
5. Secure the edit display controller board to the system.
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Use any expansion slot blank panels you remove to cover any open slots not
used.
6. Continue with “Installing the Meridien Digital Media Board
Set” on page 20.
Installing the Meridien Digital Media Board Set
The Meridien digital media board set is a PCI board and a daughter
board that provides an interface to the Meridien I/O box. Use Table 2
or Table 3 to identify the PCI slot where the Meridien digital media
board set needs to be installed.
Before installing the Meridien digital media board set in the system,
make sure the daughter board’s connector and standoffs are securely
fastened to the board (see Figure 4) using a connector and standoffs.
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Cable to edit display controller
Connector under
this location
Standoffs (1 of 4)
Figure 4
Avid Meridien Digital Media Board Set Connection
To install the digital media board set:
1. Turn off the Avid system and remove the power cord.
2. Put on an antistatic wrist strap and connect it to a metal ground
point on your system.
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To avoid static damage to your circuit board, take the proper
antistatic precautions before handling the board. Often a wrist strap
is provided with upgrade kits.
3. Remove the cover, TARGA 2000 board set, and AGP board
according to the manufacturer’s documentation, if not already
done.
4. Install the digital media board set included in your kit (see Table 2
or Table 3).
5. Secure the digital media board set to the system.
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Use any expansion slot blank panels you remove to cover any open slots not
used.
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6. Attach one end of the cable to the edit display controller cable
header and the other end to the Meridien digital media board set
cable header. Align the cable in the connectors; each end of the
cable is keyed for proper installation.
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Make sure the cable is firmly seated in the connector without
forcing an improper connection.
7. Replace the cover according to the manufacturer’s documentation.
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After removing the TARGA 2000 board set from the system, return the board
set to Avid. If you do not return the board set within 30 days, you will be
invoiced for the value of the board set.
Installing Optional Boards
Optional boards you have purchased can be installed during this
upgrade. Optional boards include:
•
Ultra 160 LVD SCSI controller
•
Fibre Channel board playback device
•
Gigabit Ethernet to playback device
•
MIDI board (Compaq Professional Workstation AP500 only)
The IBM IntelliStation Z Pro 6866 system has a built-in MIDI
controller.
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The optional Serial Data Transport Interface (SDTI) adapter board
must be installed after NewsCutter Release 2.x is functioning.
Instructions for installing the board are provided with the SDTI kit.
Use Table 2 or Table 3 to identify the PCI slot to install your optional
boards.
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To install an optional board:
1. Turn off the Avid system and remove the power cord.
2. Put on an antistatic wrist strap and connect it to a metal ground
point on your system.
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To avoid static damage to your circuit board, take the proper
antistatic precautions before handling the board. Often a wrist strap
is provided with upgrade kits.
3. Remove the cover according to the manufacturer’s
documentation.
4. Install the optional board in the recommended PCI slot (see
Table 2 or Table 3).
5. Secure the optional board to the system.
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Use any expansion slot blank panels you remove to cover any open slots not
used.
When sliding the expansion board assembly back into the Compaq
Professional Workstation AP500, fold the cable connecting the edit
display controller board and Meridien digital media board set so
that it does not get damaged.
6. Replace the cover according to the manufacturer’s documentation.
Installing the Fan
A fan assembly is required if you are upgrading an IBM IntelliStation
Z Pro 6866 system. Fan assemblies are included only with IBM
IntelliStation Z Pro 6866 upgrade kits. Skip this procedure if you are
upgrading the Compaq Professional Workstation AP500.
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To install the fan:
1. Loosen the two wing nuts and make sure the movable extension is
as far back as it can go as shown in Figure 5.
2. Place the two fan tabs, located at the rear of the fan, into the lowest
holes of the rear airflow grate. There is an illustration on the fan
that shows the actual insertion points for the tabs (see Figure 5).
Insertion
illustration
Tabs
Movable
extension
Rear airflow
grate
Wing nuts
Figure 5
Fan Tab Location
3. Gently press the fan portion onto the board set.
4. While holding the fan portion in place so the tabs don’t move,
extend the movable extension toward the front of the system
making sure the middle piece of the extension goes under the
plastic while the two outer pieces go over the top (see Figure 6).
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Wing nuts
Outer piece
Middle piece
Outer piece
Figure 6
Extending the Fan
5. Check that the tabs are still in place and the extension is as far
forward as possible, then tighten the two wing nuts.
6. Plug the power connector into one of the available disk drive
power connectors in the system (see Figure 7).
Figure 7
Connecting the Fan Power
7. Replace the side cover.
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Two-Channel Audio I/O Boards
NewsCutter Release 2.x now supports four channels and eight tracks
of audio. The new two-channel audio I/O boards are now calibrated
for –20 dB as opposed to –14 dB in earlier releases. Avid provides two
new boards so that you do not have to recalibrate the original
two-channel audio I/O board. Each board provides connections for
two channels of digital audio, two channels of analog audio, and a
microphone input. Use the microphone input on the lower
two-channel audio I/O board. The top two-channel audio I/O board
slot is not configured for microphone input.
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After removing the original two-channel audio I/O board from the system,
return the board to Avid. If you do not return the original (–14-dB)
two-channel audio I/O board within 30 days, you will be invoiced for the
value of the board.
To identify the difference between the –14-dB and the –20-dB boards,
the boards should be marked with the following part numbers:
•
–14 dB — 0030-00283-01
•
–20 dB — 0030-03074-01
If you are upgrading from NewsCutter XP, your kit includes a new
Meridien I/O box. The new Meridien I/O box already includes 2
two-channel audio I/O boards calibrated to –20 dB.
To replace a two-channel audio I/O board:
1. Turn off the Avid Meridien I/O box and remove the power cord.
2. Put on an antistatic wrist strap and connect it to a metal ground
point on your Meridien I/O box.
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To avoid static damage to your circuit board, take the proper
antistatic precautions before handling the board. Often a wrist strap
is provided with upgrade kits.
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3. Remove any audio cables connected to the Avid Meridien I/O
box.
4. Loosen (but do not remove) the captive thumbscrews on each side
of the two-channel audio I/O board. Figure 8 shows the location
of the captive thumbscrews.
Thumbscrews
Figure 8
Two-channel
audio I/O board
Blank panel
Thumbscrews
Avid Meridien I/O Box Thumbscrews
5. Use the captive thumbscrews to pull the board out of its slot.
6. Repeat step 4 and step 5 to remove the blank panel (top).
7. Install the 2 two-channel audio I/O boards included with your kit
into the open slots in the Meridien I/O box.
Make sure the board edges (or the metal base of the audio I/O
board) are in the guide rails before you slide the board into the
Meridien I/O box (see Figure 9).
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Guide rail
Figure 9
Board connector
Guide rail
Circuit Board Connector and Rails
8. Firmly push the boards completely into their slots. This will seat
the boards into their connectors.
9. Tighten the captive thumbscrews.
AUDIO IN CHAN 4
AUDIO OUT CHAN 3
AUDIO IN CHAN 2
AUDIO OUT CHAN 1
AUDIO IN CHAN 3
Channel 3 and
channel 4 label
goes here
AUDIO OUT CHAN 4
AUDIO IN CHAN 1
AUDIO OUT CHAN 2
Channel 1 and
channel 2 label
goes here
Figure 10
Four-Channel Avid Meridien I/O Box
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10. Locate and adhere the labels that are included with the upgrade
kit to the locations shown in Figure 10:
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The channel 1 and channel 2 label is placed beside the lower
2 two-channel audio I/O board.
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The channel 3 and channel 4 label is placed beside the upper
2 two-channel audio I/O board.
Compaq Professional Workstation AP500 Errors
When you restart your Compaq Professional Workstation AP500 for
the first time after you have removed the Release 1.x hardware and
installed the new hardware, you might have error dialog boxes appear
or error messages appear in the Windows NT Event Log. If error
messages appear, clear the errors as follow.
To clear error messages:
1. Click the Start button and select Shut Down.
2. Select the “Shut down the computer?” option.
3. Click Yes.
Allow the system to shut down.
4. Restart the system.
5. Press the F10 key when prompted to enter the Compaq Utility.
6. Select your native language using the arrow keys and press Enter.
The Welcome to Compaq Utilities dialog box appears.
7. Press Enter.
The Compaq Utilities window opens.
8. By default, Computer Setup is highlighted. Press Enter.
The Computer Setup window opens.
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9. Choose Save Changes and Exit from the File menu.
The Compaq Utilities window reopens.
10. Using the arrow keys, select Exit from this utility, and then press
Enter.
A dialog box appears asking you to confirm that you want to exit.
11. Press Enter.
Allow the system to restart. The error messages should not appear.
Software Files and Utilities
After you have installed the hardware needed for NewsCutter
Release 2.x, you must use the Avid NewsCutter Release Notes to
complete the upgrade. Drivers are installed when you install the
application. The release notes describe the following functions:
•
NewsCutter Release 2.x application can be installed only after
removing earlier releases of the NewsCutter application.
•
Dongle Versioner is a software program used to update the Avid
system’s application key (dongle). In most cases this is a separate
floppy disk shipped with your software.
•
Avid Video I/O Utility updates the firmware on the video I/O
board and the optional SDI board inside the Avid Meridien I/O
box.
•
AvidStartup Utility sets the optimal read and write performance
between the Avid MediaDrives and SCSI controller board.
•
Disk Mounter Utility is an Avid utility that allows you to easily
move striped sets of drives from one Avid system to a second Avid
system.
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•
Windows NT Repair Disk is essential to successful restoration of
a user system in the event of a damaged operating system
component. The emergency repair disk (ERD) should be updated
any time a change to the operating system occurs. This can happen
whenever hardware is added or removed or applications have
been installed or removed.
•
Disk Configuration saves the disk configuration on a system,
such as striped sets of drives or drive letter assignments. The disk
configuration should be saved to a disk. This permits a successful
restoration of the disk configuration in the event of a hardware
failure or other problems. This information is also saved as part of
the repair disk process.
•
Windows NT Boot Disk permits access to the system disk in the
event Windows NT will not start. A boot disk must be created
from a functional Windows NT system.
Installing Drivers
Although drivers might be shipped on floppy disks with the Avid
boards in the kit, the digital media board set and edit display
controller board drivers are included with the NewsCutter Release 2.x
software CD-ROM. See the NewsCutter Release Notes for instructions on
installing the software. Do not use any Windows NT drivers for
Avid-supplied boards.
The release notes include the following sections:
•
Edit Display Controller Board Driver — The driver installed with
the NewsCutter Release 2.x software, but you need to apply the
display driver as described in the Avid NewsCutter Release Notes.
•
Reinstalling the Network Driver — If you installed a PCI board
into a 64-bit slot on the IBM IntelliStation Z Pro 6866 system after
you installed your network software, reinstall your network
software to avoid problems.
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•
Verifying the Drivers Have Started — Verify that the device
drivers have started by opening the Devices Control Panel. Look
for the following drivers:
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Meridien digital media board device driver —
APMPHXNTDriver
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EditDMA device driver — APMEditDMA
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Sentinel device driver — Sentinel
Returning Boards to Avid
If your kit required you to remove the TARGA 2000 board set and the
two-channel audio I/O board (–14 dB) from the system, you must
return them to Avid within 30 days or you will be invoiced for the
value of the boards.
Return the boards in the packing used to ship the kit. The kit will
include a return order number (RO#) that must be included with your
return so that your account will be credited.
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Record the Avid-supplied waybill number and RO number before shipping
the boards back to Avid.
Technical Support Information
Avid Customer Support has a variety of technical support options
available. Avid Assurance includes annual telephone support,
maintenance releases, and advanced hardware exchange (7x24 option
available). In North America, Assurance customers with broadcast
products may contact our Broadcast Customer Support Center at
800-NEWS-DNG (639-7364). To purchase Avid Assurance, to renew
your contract, or for more information on Assurance offerings, in
North America, contact your reseller or Avid Inside Sales at
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800-949-AVID (2843). For international inquiries and support services,
contact your local Avid reseller. Support offerings may vary per
location. For the latest information, consult your reseller or
www.avid.com.
As an Avid customer, you are entitled to access technical support
information and product information, as well as the latest news from
our Web-based Knowledge Center. Simply navigate to
www.avid.com/support/index.html, click the Knowledge Center
link, and log in.
If you need help locating the reseller or Avid office nearest you, please
visit our Web site at www.avid.com/cgi/locator/index.html or call
800-949-AVID (2843).
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